Children’s Dental Health Month: What You Should Know

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Proper oral care benefits smiles young and old, but kids can face some particular obstacles. One problem that can lead to a greater cavity risk in kids is a lack of awareness when it comes to maintaining good dental health. This is why pediatric dental visits often make educating patients a priority, particularly for younger children. By taking the time to explain how we keep our smiles healthy, your dentist can give your child the tools they need to better protect themselves against problems. Of course, there is more to pediatric oral care than just providing instructions. Your dentist is also able to monitor how their oral structures are developing. This means they can provide an early warning if their are any concerns that may need treatment. 

Recognizing The Oral Health Needs Of Our Youngest Patients

Your child’s first visit to the dentist can set the tone for their future experiences. If they feel alarmed and overwhelmed during that initial appointment, they can be more resistant when it is time to return. Great care is taken to make sure children feel welcomed and safe when they come in for the first time, and they will receive special care and attention.

Monitoring The Development Of Your Child’s Smile

By charting how your child’s oral structures are growing and developing, your dentist can make sure they are meeting all of their dental milestones. Identifying any issues with these developments early will lead to better, less involved treatment.

Patients Of All Ages Deserve Great Oral Health Care!

No matter how old or young you are, you deserve to enjoy a healthy smile! Parents and children alike should enjoy regular oral care. In addition to helping you enjoy better health, these routine appointments show your kids that you are serious about keeping your teeth in great shape.

Your Child Can Enjoy Great Dental Care At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry

Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry proudly offers dental treatment for patients of all ages. We take pride in helping our youngest visitors feel at ease during their appointments, and we can carefully monitor the health and growth of your child’s smile. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and serve patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.